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  • Today i installed the windows 8 developer preview and i have to say its the biggest load of crap i have ever come across! i thought microsoft was making it easier and less resorce hogging then previous windows operating systems. Windows 7 was a pain in the ass to deal with untill you turn all the un neccissary things off like search index, print spool, UAC, etc...  why put this "metro" <removed> on top of that and make it more painfull for people. I am a gamer myself and dont want any of these "new" touch features. I just want an operationg system like windows 7 (without the B.S listed above) made faster!
    Tuesday, October 04, 2011 6:01 AM

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  • Technology changes and evolves over time.

    This is a very early version of Windows 8, many changes will happen between now and when it's finally released. It may or many not look the same later on.

     

     

    For information:

    Windows Developer Preview guide

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/E/4/1E455D53-C382-4A39-BA73-55413F183333/Windows_Developer_Preview-Windows8_guide.pdf 

     

    Windows 8 Preview:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/preview

     

    Building Windows 8 Blog:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/

     

    Windows 8 Videos:

    http://www.buildwindows.com/

     

     

    From the main download page:

    The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. These downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software will. It should not be used in a production environment.

     

    • Edited by TrekDozer Tuesday, October 04, 2011 7:01 AM
    Tuesday, October 04, 2011 7:00 AM
  • Hi TrekDozer,

    I am not even thinking about buying a Windows Phone 7 because of the ugly tile-interface
    - Flat tiles
    - Ugly colors
    - Ugly monochromatic icons (eg. a white e-icon for internet explorer - horrible)
    - Absolutely soulless

    The above explains why I will (for the same reason) never install Windows 8 on my desktops and laptops, the more because everything becomes full screen instead of windows - it is simply not "Windows" anymore.

    That is also why I will never buy a tablet with Windows 8.


    • Edited by Site-Jumper Tuesday, October 04, 2011 7:54 AM
    Tuesday, October 04, 2011 7:53 AM
  • Hi Site-Jumper,

    I'm actually going the other way in that I'm thinking of going to a Windows 7 phone when my contract is up (currently iPhone4 btw) because of the flat tiles and clean/modern look. Each to his own I guess.

     


    Acer W500 tablet Ageing HP laptop Too much apple stuff
    Wednesday, October 05, 2011 9:42 PM

  • Technology changes and evolves over time.

    This is a very early version of Windows 8, many changes will happen between now and when it's finally released. It may or many not look the same later on.

     

     

    For information:

    Windows Developer Preview guide

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/E/4/1E455D53-C382-4A39-BA73-55413F183333/Windows_Developer_Preview-Windows8_guide.pdf 

     

    Windows 8 Preview:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/preview

     

    Building Windows 8 Blog:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/

     

    Windows 8 Videos:

    http://www.buildwindows.com/

     

     

    From the main download page:

    The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. These downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software will. It should not be used in a production environment.

     

    They won't change metro because they are touting it as -the- core new feature of win8. Also, if windows 7 development is any indicator, please point what major changes happened from windows 7 PDC  to Win7 RTM.

     

     

    Wednesday, October 05, 2011 10:25 PM
  • Today i installed the windows 8 developer preview and i have to say its the biggest load of crap i have ever come across! i thought microsoft was making it easier and less resorce hogging then previous windows operating systems. Windows 7 was a pain in the ass to deal with untill you turn all the un neccissary things off like search index, print spool, UAC, etc...  why put this "metro" <removed> on top of that and make it more painfull for people. I am a gamer myself and dont want any of these "new" touch features. I just want an operationg system like windows 7 (without the B.S listed above) made faster!


    Search Index - Faster search

    Print spool - You need to print some out of the OS rite?

    UAC - Better security 

    If *you* don't want to you can turn it off. That's why OS have "Turn on/off feature" not everyone use PC for gaming. Business users need of these "unnecessary" feature you mentioned. Then as far as Metro it's new feature let's give time till Microsoft officially releases the OS, maybe it might have on/off feature.


    Microsoft MVP - Windows Expert (IT Pro)
    Wednesday, October 05, 2011 10:48 PM
  • Rly? So where the 'turn off' for Libraries in Win7?
    Wednesday, October 05, 2011 10:54 PM
  • Hi Site-Jumper,

    I'm actually going the other way in that I'm thinking of going to a Windows 7 phone when my contract is up (currently iPhone4 btw) because of the flat tiles and clean/modern look. Each to his own I guess.

     


    Acer W500 tablet Ageing HP laptop Too much apple stuff


    Hi postPCera

    When I look at the interface of Windows Phone 7, the I see :
    - flat tiles with ugly solid colors
    - an ugly white e for Internet Explorer
    - an ugly white envelope for mail
    - an ugly white Messenger icon for contacts
    - etc
    No eye candy makes it soulless to me.

    I'm very sorry to say so but I won't pay money for something that looks so basic and cheap.

    I prefer an iPhone although I have never had anything else then MS-products since Windows 1 (that is since 1985 if I am not mistaking).

    Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:29 PM